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Get a better grip – TALON Grips acquires ArachniGRIP

Manufacturers of adhesive pistol grips, TALON Grips has acquired ArachniGRIP, makers of the SlideSpider for semi-automatic pistol grips. The two companies have a long-standing working relationship and are now well positioned to bring more products to market. Additional details can be found below.

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Get a better grip – TALON Grips acquires ArachniGRIP

Get a better grip - TALON Grips acquires ArachniGRIP

Get a better grip – TALON Grips acquires ArachniGRIP

TALON Grips acquires ArachniGRIP and now offers better grip on your slide

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (July 13, 2022) – TALON Grips, the industry leader in glue-on gun grips, acquires ArachniGRIP, the creator of the patented SlideSpiderTM glue-on grip for the slide.
The idea for ArachniGRIP was born when Bob Biedenbach, co-founder of ArachniGRIP, returned to the sport and realized he was having difficulty controlling the slide of his firearm due to the reduced force hand and arthritis. Don Hoekendorf, co-founder of ArachniGRIP, was a range master at the time and a user of TALON Grips. Together, the two devised a plan to create a grip for the slide to reduce hand fatigue and improve grip.

TALON grips for your slide benefit all shooters. Adding this grip to the slide ensures a firm grip in all conditions, making it easier to handle the firearm regardless of hand strength. “Once the handle is applied, you can pull the slide back with minimal effort. You can immediately feel the difference whether you are a veteran shooter or new to the sport,” said Mike Morris, President of HEEL Grips.
“For years, we have worked with Don & Bob because our products complement each other well. It was a logical step for the brands to join forces. They have built a solid foundation and this is a great opportunity for TALON to use our knowledge and provide the best grip for the firearm slide, an area that many people struggle to control,” Morris continued. The grip makes it easier to control the firearm and keeps the muzzle pointed down while clearing or racking the slide.

Hoekendorf said, “I’m very excited to see where TALON (Grips) will take this. They are the leader in this field and have become a household name in gun grips. TALON Grips, a Colorado family business, was the perfect fit for ArachniGRIP, also a Colorado based company. The SlideSpiderTM was previously only available as a two-pack for around $20. TALON Grips will offer them in one piece for less than $10. These grips are available now at

About TALON Grips

TALON grips fix a shooting area that cannot be perfected by practice – a slippery grip. TALON grips are trusted by millions of shooters, including law enforcement officers, military professionals, competition shooters, and performance and safety conscious individuals. Using the latest in design and production technology, TALON Grips produces the most innovative functional grips available on the market today. TALON Grips provides premium quality products that make a difference at an affordable price.

TALON Grips was founded in 2009 by a law enforcement officer, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, and gunsmith to improve the shooter’s comfort, consistency, and gun retention. Patented TALON grips provide maximum grip coverage in custom designs for over 300 firearms. Precision cut designs are available in Black Rubber, Foam Rubber, PRO and Black Granulated for different applications and user preferences.

Based in Steamboat Springs, CO, TALON grips are 100% made in the USA. TALON grips are available at select retailers or directly from

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